Group 13 Saturday Blog

Today we focused mostly on refining our idea. We started by looking at our initial concept of the Human Library and broke it down into the how and why (basically what is the core purpose of this physical place). Our idea started to shift to a physical space where people could come see and hear stories in addition to where events would be held once or twice a month with speakers and activities. After much thought on this topic as well as speaking to several faculty members, we decided to shift away from using public libraries since it would be competing with library events already. We wanted to keep the physical space so we are now designing a “listening booth” that would be installed throughout cities which still has the same effect as the “library” location. We are also planning on having a remote database that will recommend stories based upon a users previous listens.